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Course Length:
3 hrs
EI Video
40 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
50 min
Discussion Boards
1

1A: Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy
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Many teacher evaluation frameworks assess it but what does “knowledge of content and pedagogy” really mean? Successful teachers have knowledge of their subject matter and an understanding of how best to teach it. This is a critically important aspect of teaching. Teachers can’t teach things they don’t know! Today, pedagogy is undergoing a significant shift as we look for more effective ways to teach 21st century learners. Throughout this course, you will examine your own knowledge of content and pedagogy and be challenged to think differently about the art and science of teaching.

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Course Length:
6 hrs
EI Video
60 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
115 min
Discussion Boards
3

1B: Understanding your Students
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Your students are unique in their interests, needs, skills and learning styles. In order to differentiate instruction and truly create a student-centered learning environment, it is imperative that teachers really know their students. In this course, you will explore learning styles, multiple intelligences, interest inventories and class profiles. Most importantly, you will be challenged to think about your own classroom as you complete activities that will help you gather knowledge about your own students. You will use the criteria in the Danielson Framework for Teaching to analyze your level of performance in component 1B, Knowledge of Students.

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Course Length:
7 hrs
EI Video
185 min
Reading
1 min
Reflective Writing
110 min
Discussion Boards
2

1C: Setting Instructional Outcomes
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

We teach because we want to cause learning. That seems obvious, doesn’t it? But setting instructional outcomes requires a conscientious effort to go beyond creating activities to ensure lessons have clear learning goals. In this course, you will learn about the key elements of instructional outcomes and how to organize lessons and units around big ideas and essential understandings. You will also investigate how to involve students in the process so they know what successful learning looks like. By co-constructing success criteria with students, teachers can incorporate “assessment as learning” activities.

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Course Length:
3 hrs
EI Video
25 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
30 min
Discussion Boards
3

1D: Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources
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What does it take to demonstrate knowledge of resources? In this course, you will examine Component 1D in the Danielson Framework, build your inventory of classroom resources and consider ideas for effective integration of technology.

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Course Length:
7 hrs
EI Video
230 min
EI Assessments
4
Reflective Writing
30 min
Discussion Boards
2

1E: Designing Coherent Instruction
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This course will provide learners with research based instructional planning techniques based on the findings of such leading researchers as Charlotte Danielson, Bob Marzano and Jay McTighe. The course will show the results of research based instructional planning as seen in real classrooms while providing course participants with practical instructional planning tools and templates to facilitate actual classroom implementation.

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Course Length:
4.5 hrs
EI Video
70 min
Reading
50 min
Reflective Writing
105 min
Discussion Boards
3

1F: Designing Student Assessment
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Assessment design requires master teachers to consider the various ways to use assessment; assessment for learning, assessment as learning and assessment of learning. In this course, you will review the elements of assessment design from experts like Charlotte Danielson, Jay McTighe, Rick Stiggins and Grant Wiggins. This 4 hour course will deepen your understanding of formative assessments, demonstrate various assessment strategies and explain how to involve students in the process.

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Course Length:
3.5 hrs
EI Video
56 min
Other Video
14 min
Reading
75 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
50 min
Discussion Boards
3

2A: Building Respect and Rapport with your Students ‐ Elementary
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This course will establish a foundation for creating a classroom of mutual respect, care, and trust between students and teachers. Participants will explore the qualities that characterize effective, caring teachers and identify the ways in which their beliefs and expectations about teaching and learning can impact the success of their students. We will also explore the teacher’s role of interacting and building relationships with students. Participants will learn how fostering positive relationships with students will help promote enthusiasm and engagement.

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Course Length:
4.6 hrs
EI Video
52 min
Other Video
31 min
Reading
75 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
135 min
Discussion Boards
5

2A: Building Respect and Rapport with your Students ‐ Intermediate
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

This course will establish a foundation for creating a classroom of mutual respect, care, and trust between students and teachers. Participants will explore the qualities that characterize effective, caring teachers and identify the ways in which their beliefs and expectations about teaching and learning can impact the success of their students. We will also explore the teacher’s role of interacting and building relationships with students. Participants will learn how fostering positive relationships with students will help promote enthusiasm and engagement.

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Course Length:
4.5 hrs
EI Video
65 min
Other Video
35 min
Reading
75 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
90 min
Discussion Boards
4

2A: Building Respect and Rapport with your Students ‐ Secondary
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

This course will establish a foundation for creating a classroom of mutual respect, care, and trust between students and teachers. Participants will explore the qualities that characterize effective, caring teachers and identify the ways in which their beliefs and expectations about teaching and learning can impact the success of their students. We will also explore the teacher’s role of interacting and building relationships with students. Participants will learn how fostering positive relationships with students will help promote enthusiasm and engagement.

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Course Length:
7 hrs
EI Video
225 min
EI Assessments
2
Reflective Writing
25 min
Discussion Boards
2

2B: Establishing a Culture for Learning
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In this course, you will learn what it means to have a student centered learning environment. Key elements are establishing a culture for learning, getting to know your students, providing choices, creating active learning activities and structuring student-centered projects.

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Course Length:
6.5 hrs
EI Video
90 min
EI Assessments
2
Reflective Writing
100 min
Discussion Boards
2

2C: Managing Classroom Procedures – Maximizing Instructional Time
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Have you ever done the math to calculate how many hours in the day your students spend actively engaged in learning? Student achievement is impacted directly by having more hours of good quality teaching. Seems obvious, doesn't it?! In this course, you will consider the importance of streamlining your classroom routines and managing student behavior through practical tips and examples.

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Course Length:
5.5 hrs
EI Video
112 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
45 min
Discussion Boards
2

2D: Managing Student Behavior
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There is a direct correlation between student behavior and achievement. In order for students to be able to engage deeply with content, the classroom environment must be orderly. In a productive classroom, standards of conduct are clear to students; they know what they are permitted to do, and what they can expect of their classmates. Even when their behavior is being corrected, students should feel respected. In this course, you will explore key elements of behavior management and examine a positive support system that will help you teach behavior.

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Course Length:
4.25 hrs
EI Video
46 min
Other Video
18 min
Reading
75 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
110 min
Discussion Boards
3

2E: Organizing the Physical Space ‐ Elementary
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Research on the physical classroom environment has shown that the choices you make regarding arrangement can affect the behavior of both students and teachers and that a well-structured classroom tends to improve student academic and behavioral outcomes. Room preparation and arrangement of materials allows more class time for learning. This course will get you thinking about your classroom environment and how you have organized your physical space.

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Course Length:
4 hrs
EI Video
75 min
Other Video
15 min
Reading
60 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
80 min
Discussion Boards
2

2E: Organizing the Physical Space ‐ Intermediate
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Research on the physical classroom environment has shown that the choices you make regarding arrangement can affect the behavior of both students and teachers and that a well-structured classroom tends to improve student academic and behavioral outcomes. Room preparation and arrangement of materials allows more class time for learning. This course will get you thinking about your classroom environment and how you have organized your physical space.

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Course Length:
3 hrs
EI Video
18 min
Other Video
9 min
Reading
90 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
65 min
Discussion Boards
2

2E: Organizing the Physical Space ‐ Secondary
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Research on the physical classroom environment has shown that the choices you make regarding arrangement can affect the behavior of both students and teachers and that a well-structured classroom tends to improve student academic and behavioral outcomes. Room preparation and arrangement of materials allows more class time for learning. This course will get you thinking about your classroom environment and how you have organized your physical space.

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Course Length:
4.5 hrs
EI Video
70 min
Reflective Writing
65 min
Discussion Boards
4

3A: Communicating with Students
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Often when students recall some of their favorite teachers, they give examples how a teacher was brilliant in explaining content and how expectations for learning and tasks were always very clear. In this course, you will explore central elements of teacher-student communication; expectations learning, directions and procedures, explanation of content and use of oral and written language. View video examples of real classrooms teachers and gain insight from teacher evaluation expert, Charlotte Danielson.

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Course Length:
7.5 hrs
EI Video
210 min
EI Assessments
2
Reflective Writing
45 min
Discussion Boards
1

3B: Raising the Rigor with High Level Questioning and Discussion Strategies
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Learning theories remind us that the person who is doing the thinking is the person doing the learning. Are your students truly engaged in challenging activities that require them to think, evaluate, justify and synthesize? This course includes classroom examples, ideas for questioning, a review of Bloom's Taxonomy and a compare/contrast strategy that can be adapted for every grade level. In addition, you will gain insight into your own questioning and discussion techniques.

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Course Length:
7 hrs
EI Video
155 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
100 min
Discussion Boards
3

3C: Active Learning Strategies for Elementary Teachers
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

We know that students retain about 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear and 90% of what they do. Research shows that students learn more when they are engaged in active learning. In this course, you will learn some quick strategies for increasing the level of activity in your lessons and gain insight into the important elements of an active learning classroom. Learning is not a spectator sport!

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Course Length:
6.5 hrs
EI Video
115 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
90 min
Discussion Boards
2

3C: Active Learning Strategies for Intermediate Teachers
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

We know that students retain about 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear and 90% of what they do. Research shows that students learn more when they are engaged in active learning. In this course, you will learn some quick strategies for increasing the level of activity in your lessons and gain insight into the important elements of an active learning classroom. Learning is not a spectator sport!

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Course Length:
6.5 hrs
EI Video
115 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
90 min
Discussion Boards
2

3C: Active Learning Strategies for Secondary Teachers
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

We know that students retain about 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear and 90% of what they do. Research shows that students learn more when they are engaged in active learning. In this course, you will learn some quick strategies for increasing the level of activity in your lessons and gain insight into the important elements of an active learning classroom. Learning is not a spectator sport!

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Course Length:
7 hrs
EI Video
255 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
15 min
Discussion Boards
2

3C: Engaging Students in Learning with Real World Connections
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Students are different today. We no longer need to prepare them for a job in industrial times. Today, we need to equip students with 21st Century skills so they can be successful in a rapidly changing world. This course will help you gain insight into the paradigm shift that is happening today and the need to make learning relevant. Real world connections will help your students apply what they are learning and make learning more meaningful.

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Course Length:
6 hrs
EI Video
105 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
60 min
Discussion Boards
5

3C: Student Engagement Strategies for Elementary Teachers
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Student engagement is not the same as student participation! Busy students are not necessarily engaged cognitively. This course is designed to provide you with an overview of research based instructional practice that supports engaging students in learning. Student engagement is a central component in every teacher evaluation system and incorporates critical thinking activities and high level questioning strategies.

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Course Length:
6 hrs
EI Video
130 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
70 min
Discussion Boards
5

3C: Student Engagement Strategies for Intermediate Teachers
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Student engagement is not the same as student participation! Busy students are not necessarily engaged cognitively. This course is designed to provide you with an overview of research based instructional practice that supports engaging students in learning. Student engagement is a central component in every teacher evaluation system and incorporates critical thinking activities and high level questioning strategies.

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Course Length:
6 hrs
EI Video
130 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
70 min
Discussion Boards
5

3C: Student Engagement Strategies for Secondary Teachers
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Student engagement is not the same as student participation! Busy students are not necessarily engaged cognitively. This course is designed to provide you with an overview of research based instructional practice that supports engaging students in learning. Student engagement is a central component in every teacher evaluation system and incorporates critical thinking activities and high level questioning strategies.

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Course Length:
6 hrs
EI Video
175 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
50 min
Discussion Boards
3

3D: Using Assessment for Learning
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Learn the difference between “assessment for learning” and “assessment of learning”. This course will deepen your understanding of formative assessments, demonstrate various ways to quickly check for comprehension and explain how to involve students in self-assessing. You will be empowered to take corrective steps in the learning process by using assessments for learning. You will also be guided through the process of selecting the right assessment for each situation. Lastly, you will view excellent examples of teachers in action modeling different assessment strategies.

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Course Length:
8.5 hrs
EI Video
225 min
EI Assessments
2
Reflective Writing
30 min
Discussion Boards
13

3E: Flexibility, Responsiveness and Differentiation
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A master teacher demonstrates flexibility in her instruction, can make changes on the fly and is responsive to the diverse needs of learners. In this course, you will examine learning styles and focus on specific strategies for differentiating instruction in your classroom. Learn from top educational experts like Dr. Carol Tomlinson, watch a PD workshop delivered by lead teachers and view classroom examples.

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Course Length:
4.5 hrs
Other Video
42 min
Reading
145 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
45 min
Discussion Boards
4

4 Key Strategies for Students with Dyslexia
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Dyslexia is a lifelong condition. With proper help, many people with dyslexia can learn to read and write well. Early identification and treatment is the key to helping individuals with dyslexia achieve in school and in life. Schools can implement academic accommodations and modifications to help students with dyslexia succeed. Accommodations level the playing field for students with dyslexia...they do not give an unfair advantage. An accommodation can be the bridge between success and failure. In this course, you will review the signs of dyslexia and explore easy accommodations all teachers can make in their classrooms.

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Course Length:
2.5 hrs
EI Video
80 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
15 min
Discussion Boards
2

4A: Reflecting on Teaching
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Teachers face a myriad of daily choices and decisions that need to be made in the midst of a lesson, student discussion or intervention. Taking time to reflect on these decisions is key to becoming a reflective practitioner. If you believe that all students can learn at a high level and that your performance as a teacher has a direct impact on student learning, than reflection should be an integral part of what you do. In this course, examine questions and principal conferences that ensure you play an active role in your own professional growth.

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Course Length:
5.5 hrs
EI Video
150 min
EI Assessments
3
Reflective Writing
40 min
Discussion Boards
2

4B: Accurate Records and Data Analysis
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Using data is no longer an option for teachers and administrators. Today, the amount and types of data collected by school systems is larger than ever. But, what do we do with all of this information?..... And more importantly, how will it help us improve student achievement? This course will help you make sense of the large quantity of data that your school collects, including state student achievement results as well as other qualitative and quantitative data.

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Course Length:
4 hrs
EI Video
80 min
Reflective Writing
35 min
Discussion Boards
2

4C: Enhancing Learning with Family Involvement
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Effective parent-teacher communication builds working relationships that can support strong home-school collaboration and improved educational outcomes. Recent changes in school policies and practices--such as the accountability movement, inclusion, and response to intervention--necessitate that all teachers possess effective communication skills for successfully meeting the needs of a diverse student population. In this course, you will learn the central importance of communication strategies that elicit family members' opinions and promote a sense of equality through shared decision making.

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Course Length:
5 hrs
EI Video
100 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
35 min
Discussion Boards
1

4D: Teacher Leaders and Professional Learning Communities
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

This course is designed to support your growth as a teacher leader in your school. The role of a teacher leader can be initially challenging as you work with new teachers, colleagues and administration. Skills gained in this program will lay a foundation for new leadership skills. By leveraging the power of teacher leaders, you can make a significant impact on school effectiveness and student achievement.

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Course Length:
4.5 hrs
EI Video
120 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
30 min
Discussion Boards
2

4E: Leveraging Principal‐Teacher Conferences to Impact Teacher Effectiveness
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Becoming a great teacher requires a constant pursuit of excellence. Teachers who seek out professional development opportunities and feedback from colleagues and supervisors show their commitment to their profession. In this course, Charlotte Danielson describes component 4E and provides insight into how you can leverage pre and post conferences to impact teacher growth and development.

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Course Length:
5 hrs
EI Video
30 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
60 min
Discussion Boards
1

4F: Professional Responsibilities of Distinguished Teachers
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Every teacher evaluation system includes at least one component about professionalism. Students, parents and administrators maintain very high expectations of their staff. This course will provide teachers with insight into their professional responsibilities. Distinguished teachers are reflective practitioners, effective communicators and active in their professional community. This course provides opportunities for reflection and self assessment.

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Course Length:
2.6 hrs
EI Video
57 min
Reading
35 min
Reflective Writing
65 min
Discussion Boards
3

5 Star Rating: Why Great Schools Need Great Customer Service
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Customer service and schools....what does one have to do with the other? First impressions in schools are a lot like first impressions in business. This is why every encounter with someone in the school becomes an opportunity to provide excellent customer service. Treating customers (meaning parents, students, or other visitors to a school), with kindness, responsiveness and a sense of value is critical to their happiness within the school. You will learn about communicating with tact and professionalism and how to handle situations with difficult or angry "customers". You will learn effective ways to handle complaints and manage expectations. Through these units, we will weave together the connection between education and customer service and how making schools more welcoming can benefit everyone who walks through the doors.

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Course Length:
3 hrs
Other Video
21 min
Reading
40 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
70 min
Discussion Boards
5

6 Accommodations for Students with Dyslexia
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

While dyslexia is a life-long condition, early identification, support from a parent or teacher, and access to digital or audio books and other learning materials may help your child to improve their learning outcomes and be better prepared to successfully work around their learning disability. Research now demonstrates that when children with LD are given accessible instructional materials (often referred to as AIM) —textbooks or learning materials that are delivered in audio and/or digital formats — they can excel in school and also learn to enjoy reading. In this course, you will explore six key accommodations for students with dyslexia.

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Course Length:
3 hrs
EI Assessments
1
Discussion Boards
5

7 Keys to Teacher Wellness
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

There are only so many hours in a day and it seems like we are all stretched to the limits, all the time. Teaching is an intensive job and many of us put the needs of others ahead of our own. This can lead to serious stress and burn out. Self-care is a critical element that ensures you keep yourself healthy physically and emotionally. It’s common for educators to dismiss the self-care movement as “selfish” or “superficial.” But for teachers, self-care is so much more than breakfast in bed or treating yourself to a spa day. It’s about taking care of your health so that you’re prepared to be the best teacher you can be for yourself and your students. When teacher self-regulation is a priority, everyone wins. In this course, you will learn more about the importance of taking time for "self-care", gain new strategies and increase awareness of your own triggers.

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Course Length:
2.5 hrs
EI Video
70 min
Reflective Writing
40 min
Discussion Boards
3

A+ Teaching Strategies that Work
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Student engagement, communication and social-emotional learning skills are of central importance for all teachers, K-12. You can learn a lot from watching exceptional teachers in action and apply their ideas to your own setting. In this course, you will have the opportunity to watch classroom examples of good teaching and gain new insight from top educational experts. It includes videos from several of Educational Impact's most popular courses and is offered to all educators free of charge as an invitation to virtual PD.

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Course Length:
2 hrs
EI Video
26 min
Other Video
25 min
Reflective Writing
45 min
Discussion Boards
4

ACES 101 ‐ The Profound Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

The impact of trauma and its long-term effects on overall health has garnered a great deal of media attention in the last few years. More than likely, you've heard terms like trauma-informed or trauma-aware. Although you've heard these terms, you may be wondering, what does this have to do with me, as a teacher?

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Course Length:
5 hrs
EI Video
41 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
100 min
Discussion Boards
2

ADHD: What Teachers Need to Know
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

ADHD is often more complex than most people realize. Like an iceberg, many problems related to ADHD are not visible. ADHD may be mild, moderate or severe, is likely to coexist with other conditions, and may be a disability for some students. Is it over-diagnosed? Do children outgrow it? Does medication help? ADHD is likely the single-most common learning and behavioral problem for kids. It’s also a major problem for adults, resulting in relationship breakups, job failures, drug abuse and a great deal of underachievement . Throughout this course, you will learn the answers to some commonly asked questions about ADHD, you will examine the diagnostic criteria, gain new insight into what it’s like to have ADHD and explore effective teaching strategies that make a difference for students with ADHD.

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Course Length:
2.5 hrs
EI Video
0 min
Reading
80 min
Reflective Writing
50 min
Discussion Boards
3

An Introduction to Dyslexia Accommodations and Modifications
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

For many of us, reading is as automatic as breathing. But for the millions of students with dyslexia, reading is a difficult task that poses constant academic and emotional challenges. In addition to quality intervention, students with dyslexia benefit from classroom accommodations that take into account their unique processing challenges and allow them to demonstrate their content understanding and access the curriculum with more ease. Modifications are also often needed. In this course, you will explore the difference between accommodations and modifications and be introduced to new strategies that will benefit your students.

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Course Length:
2.5 hrs
EI Video
80 min
Reading
20 min
Reflective Writing
20 min
Discussion Boards
3

COVID-19: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Supporting Students and Teachers
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

In this course, explore how isolation, stress and anxiety may have impacted your students during the global pandemic. Consider what new supports your students need as you focus on building connections, creating a family culture and looking after everyone’s physical safety. Teachers can act as a powerful buffer against the adverse effects of trauma by helping to establish a safe and supportive environment for learning. From morning meetings to regular check-ins with students, strategies that center around relationship-building will be key. This course features a powerful keynote presentation by trauma expert, Heather T. Forbes.

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Course Length:
1.5 hrs
EI Video
18 min
Other Video
21 min
Reading
10 min
Reflective Writing
35 min
Discussion Boards
3

Circle of Support: School-Wide Connections with Special Education Students
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A positive student-teacher relationship is one of the most important aspects of effective education. Although the importance of building positive connections applies to all student-teacher relationships, it may be even more important in special education. Building on the foundation of a positive relationship and teaching students in a way that capitalizes on their abilities, strengths and experiences can help improve their learning and achievement. In turn, this can foster improved student self-confidence, leading to continued learning and success. In this course, you will learn strategies to build positive relationships with you unique students of all abilities.

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Course Length:
3 hrs
EI Video
45 min
Reading
20 min
Reflective Writing
80 min
Discussion Boards
4

Culturally Responsive Teaching
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Culturally responsive teaching helps create environments, activities and instructional methods that validate and reflect the diversity, identities, and experiences of all students. When we do that, we raise the level of academic rigor for all learners. It also sends the message that all students are valued. Learn how to create culturally responsive lessons and a classroom environment that welcomes and engages all students. This course will introduce you to the definition and rationale behind this important shift in classroom practices.

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Course Length:
5 hrs
EI Video
193 min
Reflective Writing
100 min
Discussion Boards
3

Decision Making, Problem Solving and Change
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School leadership is an increasingly difficult job. Parents are becoming more vocal, students are presenting with a greater number of special needs, teacher effectiveness needs to be monitored, government mandates are demanding reports and disclosures...all of these pressures require a leader who can make critical decisions and solve problems. This course will challenge you to think about your school vision and decision making process. Learn how to create a change process that results in whole school reform.

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Course Length:
2.5 hrs
EI Video
15 min
Other Video
25 min
Reflective Writing
50 min
Discussion Boards
3

ECE: Instructional Strategies for Early Childhood Educators
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Teaching and learning in an early childhood classroom can look more like fun and play than instruction and that is exactly how it should be! Always keeping things fresh and fun can be a challenge at times. In this course, you will learn strategies for effectively teaching a young child language and literacy, math, science and social studies in age-appropriate ways. These strategies will assist you in the important job of preparing your students for kindergarten.

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Course Length:
2 hrs
EI Video
0 min
Other Video
14 min
Reflective Writing
50 min
Discussion Boards
3

ECE: Play, Move and Feel – ECE Developmental Milestones
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As an Early Childhood Educator, you are shaping the foundation of your students’ development every day. Wow- what a responsibility! In this course, you will explore the physical and emotional milestones and consider how they impact a child's ability to learn and form successful connections throughout their lives.

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Course Length:
6 hrs
EI Video
205 min
EI Assessments
4
Reflective Writing
15 min
Discussion Boards
5

EVAL: 22 Components of Great Teaching
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Through detailed commentary from Charlotte, you will gain a thorough understanding of Domain 1: Planning and Preparation, Domain 2: Classroom Environment, Domain 3: Instruction and Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities. Designed and hosted by Charlotte Danielson, this course will ensure you understand how the components are intertwined and observable in the classroom. The multiple choice assessments allow you to check for understanding of each domain.

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Course Length:
10.5 hrs
EI Video
350 min
EI Assessments
4
Reflective Writing
185 min
Discussion Boards
3

EVAL: An Introduction to the Danielson Framework for Teaching
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This popular course is used by many districts to ensure all staff clearly understand each domain and component and can observe the complete evaluation cycle in progress through real classroom video. Having a common definition of “good teaching” is imperative if we are to truly understand how to make teaching better. Teacher evaluation expert, Charlotte Danielson, has designed a series of learning activities for teachers and administrators.. Demystify the evaluation process by watching teachers and principals in action.

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Course Length:
8 hrs
EI Video
310 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
125 min
Discussion Boards
7

EVAL: Conferencing and Goal Setting
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Classroom observations are an integral part of every teacher evaluation system. How do you learn more about a teacher’s planning skills, family communication strategies and professionalism? This course, you will learn how to lead effective teacher conferences and collaborative artifact parties. Gain insight from teacher evaluation expert Charlotte Danielson and real examples of principals and teachers in action.

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Course Length:
11 hrs
EI Video
380 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
25 min
Discussion Boards
5

EVAL: Essential Skills for Classroom Observation
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A good evaluation system relies on data which is why it is critical that observers gather evidence and are aware of any biases that may cloud their judgment. This course provides an overview of the importance of teacher evaluation and builds foundation skills in classroom observation. Gain insight from three top educational experts, Robert Marzano, Charlotte Danielson and James Stronge.

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Course Length:
15.6 hrs
EI Video
10.25 hrs
Reading
5.5 hrs
Reflective Writing
6.5 hrs
Discussion Boards
9

EVAL: Teacher Evaluation Practice ‐All Levels
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Examine pre-conferences, classroom lessons, artifacts, classroom photographs and post-conferences as you practice gathering evidence. These comprehensive videos also allow administrators to critique principal-teacher conferences and gather ideas for communicating effectively with teachers. Real examples are provided with engaging discussion board activities that allow you to compare your observations with colleagues.

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Course Length:
8.8 hrs
EI Video
260 min
Reading
170 min
Reflective Writing
145 min
Discussion Boards
4

EVAL: Teacher Evaluation Practice ‐ Elementary
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Examine pre-conferences, classroom lessons, artifacts, classroom photographs and post-conferences as you practice gathering evidence. These comprehensive videos also allow administrators to critique principal-teacher conferences and gather ideas for communicating effectively with teachers. Real examples are provided with engaging discussion board activities that allow you to compare your observations with colleagues.

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Course Length:
9 hrs
EI Video
4.5 hrs
Reading
135 min
Reflective Writing
125 min
Discussion Boards
3

EVAL: Teacher Evaluation Practice ‐ Intermediate
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Examine pre-conferences, classroom lessons, artifacts, classroom photographs and post-conferences as you practice gathering evidence. These comprehensive videos also allow administrators to critique principal-teacher conferences and gather ideas for communicating effectively with teachers. Real examples are provided with engaging discussion board activities that allow you to compare your observations with colleagues.

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Course Length:
6.5 hrs
EI Video
188 min
Reading
135 min
Reflective Writing
55 min
Discussion Boards
3

EVAL: Teacher Evaluation Practice ‐ Secondary
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Examine pre-conferences, classroom lessons, artifacts, classroom photographs and post-conferences as you practice gathering evidence. These comprehensive videos also allow administrators to critique principal-teacher conferences and gather ideas for communicating effectively with teachers. Real examples are provided with engaging discussion board activities that allow you to compare your observations with colleagues.

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Course Length:
13.5 hrs
EI Video
540 min
EI Assessments
8
Reflective Writing
40 min
Discussion Boards
2

EVAL: Teacher Evaluation Using the Danielson Framework
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Designed and hosted by teacher evaluation expert, Charlotte Danielson, this course includes strategies that apply to any teacher evaluation framework. Every administrator will benefit by observing the completion evaluation cycle including pre-conferences, classroom lessons, artifacts and reflection conferences. Build foundation skills in teacher observation and practice gathering and interpreting evidence from real classroom examples. This must watch teacher-principal conference will have everyone laughing and reflecting on their own conferencing practices.

Course Length:
1.25 hrs
EI Video
30 min
Reading
15 min
Reflective Writing
3 min
Discussion Boards
4

Element 13: Reflecting on Learning
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Of course we all want our students to look back and think, "Wow, I learned so much during that lesson. Now I understand..." But self-reflection isn't an innate ability. In our rush-rush world, students often think they are just learning for a test and then moving right along. This course will develop your understanding of the importance of student reflection, as well as provide activities and resources for effectively implementing student reflection in the classroom.

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Course Length:
1 hr
EI Video
15 min
Reading
35 min
Reflective Writing
3 min
Discussion Boards
2

Element 19: Practicing Skills, Strategies, and Processes
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We can’t expect our students to spit out information like computers but there are certain skills and knowledge that require a level of automaticity. In order to achieve this, we need to provide opportunities for practice of skills, strategies and processes so that they become second nature. This course will focus on strategies and activities to provide such opportunities for our students.

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Course Length:
55 min
EI Video
20 min
Reading
30 min
Reflective Writing
3 min
Discussion Boards
3

Element 24: Noticing When Students Are Not Engaged
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Despite all your planning and best efforts, do you ever look out at your class and notice, the students just aren’t engaged? What do you do? This course will provide you with information on choosing specific resources and creating activities to captivate students' attention and get them engaged in the content we are presenting.

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Course Length:
50 min
EI Video
15 min
Reading
30 min
Reflective Writing
2 min
Discussion Boards
3

Element 26: Managing Response Rates
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Just because your students are looking at you, doesn’t mean they are engaged. But delivering information and then calling on students to answer questions doesn't provide a complete picture of student learning and engagement. This course will teach you how managing response rates will boost engagement in your classroom.

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Course Length:
1 hr 10 min
EI Video
15 min
Reading
45 min
Reflective Writing
3 min
Discussion Boards
3

Element 36: Understanding Students’ Interests and Backgrounds
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Think about the last time you chose a professional development training or course to take. Did you choose a training that sounded relevant to what you wanted to learn more about? Or did you see something you thought was totally boring and select that instead? Connecting content to students’ interests and backgrounds in a key component to whole-class engagement. This course will focus on strategies to build understanding of students’ interests and backgrounds.

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Course Length:
1 hr 10 min
EI Video
20 min
Reading
40 min
Reflective Writing
3 min
Discussion Boards
2

Element 39-41: Setting High Expectations for All Students
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Set the bar high! Students want to meet and surpass our expectations. In order for them to do that, we need to raise the bar. This course will focus on ways to get all of your students striving to be their very best.

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Course Length:
1.1 hrs
EI Video
15 min
Reading
15 min
Reflective Writing
3 min
Discussion Boards
2

Element 6: Identifying Critical Information
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In our fast-paced world, people are constantly bombarded with information. How do we know what to believe and what to disregard? For this reason, we need to teach our students how to decipher what information is critical and what isn’t. This course will build your capacity to teach students this important skill and provide you with activities and resources to support this element.

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Course Length:
1 hr 25 min
EI Video
20 min
Reading
50 min
Reflective Writing
4 min
Discussion Boards
4

Elements 14-15: Reviewing Content, Practicing and Deepening Knowledge
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Taking time to review previously taught content and giving students time to practice new skills in crucial to developing deep understanding. It is also a critical piece to developing knowledge retention. This course will focus on ways to review content for the purpose of practicing and deepening knowledge and building enduring understandings.

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3 hrs

FL Leader 10 - Professional and Ethical Behaviors of School Principals
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Teachers want to work for you, parents and community members respect you, and students love you because you truly are invested in them. You are committed to your school and your profession. You are an effective school principal. Throughout this course, you will gain insight into ethics, integrity, resiliency and commitment by exploring two case studies of urban school leaders. They illustrate personal and professional behaviors consistent with quality practices in education and community leadership.

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Course Length:
3 hrs

FL Leader 1ab - Student Learning Results
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What would it take to achieve student-learning increases in every grade level, subject area and with every student group? Before student learning data can be used to measure growth, it is vital to know where we are, as opposed to where we think we are. In this course, administrators will understand why having access to reliable sources of data is important and how a systematic approach to using this information is valuable. Gain new insight into Standard 1 in the Florida Principal Leadership Standards; Effective school leaders achieve results on the school’s student learning goals.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
15.5 hrs

FL Leader 2 - Leading Learning Communities
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The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) has created the manual: Leading Learning Communities: Standards for What Principals Should Know and Be Able to Do, for those who care about creating and supporting qualities in school. Throughout this 6.5 hour course you will have the opportunity to explore these six leadership standards by listening to both experts and practitioners. Standards include: Balancing Leadership and Management, Setting High Expectations, Using Content and Teaching to Ensure Student Achievement and Actively Engaging Community.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
5.5 hrs

FL Leader 2ab - Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

According to the Florida Leadership Standards (Standard 2) "effective school leaders demonstrate that student learning is their top priority through leadership actions that build and support a learning organization focused on student success." This course provides a common sense approach to helping you establish and maintain a healthy learning environment in your school. Gain insight from experts like Sir Ken Robinson, Brian Tracy and administrators in the field. Apply short and long term strategies for implementing a school improvement plan and creating a culture within your school and/or district that can be easily noticed through the eyes of the school community, staff, parents and children.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
3 hrs

FL Leader 2c - Setting School Wide High Expectations
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Is your school climate focused on continuous growth and achievement for all? Do your teachers and students feel it and are they inspired to grow and learn? When administrators develop a school-wide mentality focused on high expectations for both teachers and students, everybody wins. Geared towards administrators, this course will teach the value of setting high expectations and how to establish a culture for learning in your school.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
5.5 hrs

FL Leader 2d - RTI for School Leaders
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Welcome to Mastering RTI 2, A Leadership Primer. This 6 hour course is designed to be completed after the "Response to Intervention (RTI)" course. Understanding RTI really well is one of the most important things that you, as a school leader, need to be able to do. This understanding will allow you to more smoothly implement the RTI process in your district or school. Throughout this course, you will learn systems and support required at various leadership levels, building capacity including, assessing, readiness and preparing for RTI implementation. You will explore key aspects for engaging families and communities in the RTI process and will learn to proactively plan for workload issues, fiscal considerations and RTI process assessment, including assessing essential components in the RTI process.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
5.5 hrs

FL Leader 2d - RTI: A Step by Step Approach
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

During this comprehensive course, you will learn the basics of the the Response to Intervention Process (RTI), how to implement it at your school and how to use it to identify specific learning disabilities. Explore universal screening, progress monitoring, data-based decision making, and how to build and maintain an RTI team.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
4 hrs

FL Leader 3 - Assessment Literacy for Principals
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Recent research suggests that both principals and teachers find many types of assessments useful. Yet, while more than 90% of teachers say they use data to adjust instructional strategies, nearly 30% did not feel prepared to interpret results. Assessment is a key part of effective instruction across disciplines yet not all educators are assessment-literate. Assessment Literacy is defined as the "set of beliefs, knowledge and practices about assessment that will lead you to use assessment to improve student learning." In this practical course, principals will examine their role in creating productive assessment environments. Learn what it means to have a balanced assessment system, observe assessment in action through real classroom videos and gather new ideas to help your staff better understand how to advance student learning through assessment. Principals will also be challenged to examine their own assessment literacy by self assessing their own dispositions, knowledge and performance as defined by the Assessment Literacy Standards published by the Michigan Assessment Consortium.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
11 hrs

FL Leader 3 - Instructional Leadership in Practice
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Create a school wide culture that promotes student learning. In this course you will gain insight on key issues from highly effective principals in panel discussions and simulations. Learn how to delegate effectively and set standards for school improvement. Explore the powerful ways to use data to guide instructional leadership, and how to create, develop and maintain a school improvement plan.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
7 hrs

FL Leader 3 - Middle School Leadership
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As middle schools evolve and change, so must the leadership style of the principals to maximize student achievement. This course was developed specifically for middle school principals and is an invaluable guide to the latest reforms and leadership strategies that contribute to a successful, modern day middle school. The course begins with a round table forum of middle school experts, discussing the characteristics of successful middle schools as well as transforming middle schools and establishing an effective school vision for middle schools. You will also have the opportunity to learn about middle school leadership from four, in depth case studies.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
3.5 hrs

FL Leader 3ab - Standards Give Us a Common Language
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When we hear standards, we hear standardization. We automatically seem to think of testing. What do standards do? Do they improve instruction or remove creativity? How do we use standards to drive instruction? Throughout this course, you will be challenged to think about standards for instruction and curriculum. Gain insight from three educational giants; Doug Reeves, Robert Marzano and Charlotte Danielson.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
5.5 hrs

FL Leader 3b - Data Analysis for Standards Based Instruction
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This course is meant to help you learn the principles of data collection and analysis. You will analyze a real school case study and see an example of how to collect and analyze data. You will see how teachers matched assessment results with learning needs and how they used data to refine teaching strategies. You will learn how to use data effectively to drive instruction.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
5.5 hrs

FL Leader 3cd - Learning Goal and Curriculum Alignment for the Common Core
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To implement the Common Core well, it's important to know how to deconstruct the standards into manageable learning targets and big ideas. A team approach to curriculum mapping can really help. Watch a planning team in action as they unpack standards, plan units of instruction, and deliver standards-based lessons. Acclaimed author Jay McTighe discusses the power of big ideas and essential understanding.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
4 hrs

FL Leader 3e - Beyond Summative Assessments
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Assessment design requires master teachers to consider the various ways to use assessment; assessment for learning, assessment as learning and assessment of learning. In this course, you will review the elements of assessment design from experts like Charlotte Danielson, Jay McTighe and Rick Stiggins. This course will deepen your understanding of formative assessments, demonstrate various assessment strategies and explain how to involve students in the process.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
2.5 hrs

FL Leader 4a - Reflecting on Teaching
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Teachers face a myriad of daily choices and decisions that need to be made in the midst of a lesson, student discussion or intervention. Taking time to reflect on these decisions is key to becoming a reflective practitioner. If you believe that all students can learn at a high level and that your performance as a teacher has a direct impact on student learning, than reflection should be an integral part of what you do. In this course, examine questions and principal conferences that ensure you play an active role in your own professional growth.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
4.5 hrs

FL Leader 4b - Collecting Evidence for Classroom Observation
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Do you know what has the biggest impact on student achievement? The teacher! Research invariably shows that student achievement improves by having a high quality and highly effective teacher. Administrators are so busy with daily school demands that finding time to mentor and develop teachers can be a real challenge. But it is so important! Regardless of which teacher evaluation framework being used in your school system, you will gain insight from the experts and build inter-rater reliability with the practice opportunities.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
2.5 hrs

FL Leader 4b - Conferencing, Coaching and Teacher Feedback
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Classroom observations are an integral part of every teacher evaluation system. But not everything a teacher does takes place in the classroom! How do you learn more about a teacher’s planning skills, family communication strategies and professionalism? In this comprehensive course, you will learn how to lead effective teacher conferences. Gain insight from teacher evaluation expert Charlotte Danielson and real examples of principals and teachers in action.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
2.5 hrs

FL Leader 4b - The Complete Evaluation Cycle Demystified
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Classroom observations are an integral part of every teacher evaluation system. But not everything a teacher does takes place in the classroom! How do you learn more about a teacher’s planning skills, family communication strategies and professionalism? In this comprehensive course, you will learn how to lead effective teacher conferences. Gain insight from teacher evaluation expert Charlotte Danielson and real examples of principals and teachers in action.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
5 hrs

FL Leader 4c - Recruiting, Mentoring and Retaining Staff
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A strong faculty is essential to the success of any school. Finding and hiring great teachers can be a challenging task for an administrator. Moreover, organizing a structured and efficient mentoring system can be an important part of building effective school culture, and in retaining staff. The objective of this course is to provide educational leaders with resources, tips and advice that will help in hiring, mentoring and retaining talented teachers. This course requires approximately 6.5 hours to complete.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
4 hrs

FL Leader 4d - 21st Century Teaching and Learning
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Students in the 21st century are estimated to have several career changes in their lifetime. Renowned for their work in school technology, Alan November, Ian Jukes and David Warlick, provide powerful insights to empower you to rethink and retool your curriculum in innovative and exciting ways. Examine the characteristics of 21st century teachers and make a plan for improving your skills.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
2 hrs

FL Leader 4d - Improving Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy
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Many teacher evaluation frameworks assess it but what does “knowledge of content and pedagogy” really mean? Successful teachers have knowledge of their subject matter and an understanding of how best to teach it. This is a critically important aspect of teaching. Teachers can’t teach things they don’t know! Today, pedagogy is undergoing a significant shift as we look for more effective ways to teach 21st century learners. Throughout this course, you will examine your own knowledge of content and pedagogy and be challenged to think differently about the art and science of teaching.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
5 hrs

FL Leader 4e - An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction
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In this course, you will watch several videos from Differentiated Instruction workshops around the country. Your facilitators will take you through the basics of DI starting with myths, definitions, pre-assessments, grouping strategies and tiered activities. Please refer to the attached course overview for details.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
5 hrs

FL Leader 4e - Strategies for Differentiated Instruction
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A master teacher demonstrates flexibility in her instruction, can make changes on the fly and is responsive to the diverse needs of learners. In this course, you will examine learning styles and focus on specific strategies for differentiating instruction in your classroom. Learn from top educational experts like Dr. Carol Tomlinson, watch a PD workshop delivered by lead teachers and view classroom examples.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
3.5 hrs

FL Leader 4f - Always Growing, Always Learning: Using PLC's and ILT's
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A professional learning community (PLC) involves much more than a staff meeting or group of teachers getting together to discuss a book they've read. Instead, a PLC represents a focus on continuous improvement in staff performance as well as student learning. Instructional learning teams (ILTs) promote school improvement by providing a process through which teachers collaboratively focus on sustained reflection about student learning tasks, instruction and student work. Increase collaboration by learning how to implement PLC's and ILT's in your building.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
9 hrs

FL Leader 4f - How to Create an Effective Mentoring Program for New Teachers
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Throughout this course, you will explore videos of first year teachers working closely with a mentor. Learn key characteristics of effective mentors, the importance of getting to know your mentee by building a professional relationship and how to overcome common challenges. Observe how to chunk your mentoring program so it's more manageable for new teachers. Phase 1 focuses on the Classroom Environment and Phase 2 examines Planning and Instruction.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
3.5 hrs

FL Leader 5ab - Positive Behavior Supports
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When students know how to behave in the classroom, not only will they feel safe, but they will be better able to achieve academic success. Throughout this course you will be introduced to the Positive Behavior Support system for managing student behavior in the classroom. You will learn how to create effective rules, and will learn how a three-tiered system of support can be effective in creating an atmosphere of positive discipline in your school.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
6 hrs

FL Leader 5abc - The Inclusion Breakthrough
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Teachers will agree that every student is important and deserves the best education possible. However, including all students in regular classrooms has been something that not all teachers are prepared for. Research has shown, that with the right training and support, all students can benefit from an inclusive educational environment. The purpose of this 6 hour course is to show teachers, and paraprofessionals how to make inclusion work in your school.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
4 hrs

FL Leader 5d - Coaching New Teachers in Classroom Environment
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Throughout this course, you will explore videos of first year teachers working closely with a mentor as they focus on classroom environment. Learning can only take place when a teacher has his/her classroom running smoothly. Learn how to mentor new teachers and monitor the quality of the learning environment.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
2.5 hrs

FL Leader 5de - Monitoring Classroom Environment
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What criteria is often used to evaluate classroom environment? Sometimes you can just feel like you are in the presence of an expert teacher when you walk into a classroom. In this course, principals will explore criteria used in the Danielson and Marzano instructional frameworks. Classroom footage will show teachers demonstrating excellence and after viewing each teacher and listening to the expert analysis, principals will reflect and discuss.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
4 hrs

FL Leader 5e - Effective Intervention Assistance Teams
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Two heads are better than one. This adage is never truer than when a student is struggling academically. Understanding the value of education in life, educators have created a process by which they can offer timely and effective intervention to the struggling student. This process is known as "Intervention Assistance Teaming" or IAT. Throughout this course you will learn all there is to know about the IAT model and how it can be used to break the pattern of failure in your school.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
3 hrs

FL Leader 5e - Special Education Law: Scenarios and Solutions
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As teachers and administrators, we can find ourselves in challenging situations when trying to do what we think is best for our special education students without really knowing if we are complying with the law. During this practical course, you will explore videos that contain common issues that occur when working with IEPs, parent meetings, functional behavior assessments, least restrictive environment, etc. By watching life-like scenarios unfold, you will see what to do and what not to do when working with parents, teachers, principals and district administrators regarding special education law and guidelines.

Florida Principal Leadership Standards

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Course Length:
2.5 hrs

FL Leader 5f - Improving Learning for ESL Students
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There are now over five million ESL learners in our schools today. Meeting the needs of the ESL learner can be a challenge. This course will provide tools to assist ESL and plan for success. Explore six proven teaching strategies for ESL learners so you can lead your staff in effective instructional design.

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Course Length:
3.5 hrs

FL Leader 5f - Learning Disabilities, Autism and ADHD
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Students come to our classrooms with a variety of diverse learning needs.This course will introduce you to three common issues that our students are faced with: autism, ADD/ADHD, and learning disabilities. You will learn about the definitions, diagnoses and some strategies to help you address achievement gaps and better understand the challenges.

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Course Length:
6 hrs

FL Leader 5f - Why Boys? Closing the Literacy Gender Gap
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All educators share the common goal of providing equitable learning opportunities for every student in the classroom. Providing equitable opportunities for girls is a familiar topic; providing them for boys is a relatively recent issue, but one that is appearing with increasing urgency on education agendas around the world. Why? An increasing volume of evidence indicates that gender is a significant factor in both choice of reading materials and reading achievement for boys and girls. Boys typically score lower than girls on standardized tests in language arts. Boys are more likely than girls to be placed in special education programs. Dropout rates are higher for boys than for girls. This course will explore the issue and provide 7 strategies for engaging boys and increasing reading and writing skills.

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Course Length:
7.5 hrs

FL Leader 6 - Dynamic School Leadership
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School leadership is an increasingly difficult job. Parents are becoming more vocal...students are presenting with a greater number of special needs... teacher effectiveness needs to be monitored... government mandates are demanding reports and disclosures...all of these pressures require a leader who can negotiate the system hierarchy and develop cooperative relationships with school stakeholders. This course offers a balance between theory and practice to walk you through the school reform process to detail recommendations that all school leaders will find useful.

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12 hrs

FL Leader 6 - School Leadership Toolbox
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Great school leaders are exceptionally good at problem solving. Every day a school leader must resolve conflicts and solve problems that have a direct impact of students, teachers and parents. In order to do so effectively, school leaders need to have the knowledge and skills required to make informed decisions. This course will provide school leaders with the tools that they need to increase these essential knowledge and skills. The course will begin with an overview of the characteristics of a good leader and will then explore topics such as teacher professional development, curriculum and facility planning and gaining a consensus on beliefs.

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3.5 hrs

FL Leader 6 - Urban School Leadership
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Urban school leadership is a complicated task. It requires dedication, commitment and passion on the part of the leader. In this course, you will be introduced to a variety of different leaders in different settings, each with their own unique goals and objectives for developing an engaging environment, involving their staff and bringing the school and community together for success. Get inspired as you listen to school leaders focused on their vision and mission at all times.

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Course Length:
5 hrs

FL Leader 6ab - Decision Making, Problem Solving and Change
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School leadership is an increasingly difficult job. Parents are becoming more vocal...students are presenting with a greater number of special needs... teacher effectiveness needs to be monitored... government mandates are demanding reports and disclosures...all of these pressures require a leader who can make critical decisions and solve problems. This course will challenge you to think about your school vision and decision making process. Learn how to create a change process that results in whole school reform.

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Course Length:
4.5 hrs

FL Leader 6d - Collaborative School Leadership and Team Building
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The success or failure of a school largely depends on the ability of the principal to develop a strong team. Collaboration means everyone is a part of the process. Collaboration means everyone has ownership. To move from “buy-in” to true collaboration can mean the difference between a good school and a great school. This course is intended to help you, the school leader, to develop strong teams, enhance your leadership capacity through collaboration, and improve your own skills as the chief educational strategist for your school. Using the process of ADPIE (Assess, Design, Plan, Implement, Evaluate) you receive a straight forward, sometimes entertaining, and effective course that will set you apart from the ordinary principal.

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Course Length:
4 hrs

FL Leader 6e - Improving School Wide Technology Integration
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Today’s students have grown up in a world where the Internet, iPhone, laptop and Facebook are commonplace tools. These “digital natives” are developing new habits, skills and approaches to their own learning. In this changing age of technology, teachers will need to adapt their methodologies in order to reach and teach their students. This course has been designed to present educators with answers to the questions of why and how technology should be integrated in our education system.

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Course Length:
4.5 hrs

FL Leader 7 - Principal Mentorship
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What the school principal does has an impact on how teachers work, on instructional programming and on the way students learn, particularly in the areas of knowledge, skills and dispositions. Therefore, the principal's day to day interactions with students and teachers are very important for the improvement of teaching and learning in the school. The goal of this course is to help the principal be better prepared to work with the principal mentee or first year principal to provide training that assists them in promoting the success of all students in their school.

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Course Length:
3.5 hrs

FL Leader 7abc - Cultivating Emerging Leaders
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A principal's day to day interactions with students and teachers are very important for the improvement of teaching and learning in the school. Leadership matters! In this course, you will be challenged to think about growing your leadership team and cultivating emerging leaders.

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Course Length:
4 hrs

FL Leader 7d - Leveraging the Power of Teacher Leaders
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This course is designed to support the growth of teacher leaders in your school. The role of a teacher leader can be initially challenging as you work with new teachers, colleagues and administrators. Skills gained in this program will lay a foundation for new leadership skills. By leveraging the power of teacher leaders, you can make a significant impact on school effectiveness and student achievement. The three main ideas are leadership traits, understanding your strengths and opportunities as a leader and applying your skills as a leader to the needs of your school.

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Course Length:
4.5 hrs

FL Leader 7e - School-Family-Community Connections
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Making connections with families and community organizations can have a positive impact on school culture and student achievement. A school leader must develop cooperative relationships with all school stakeholders. In this course, you will explore some new ideas for family and community involvement to meet the diverse learning needs of your students.

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Course Length:
9 hrs

FL Leader 8 - School Safety and Violence Prevention
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When it comes to school safety and violence prevention, there are no excuses. Gain insight into the issues of “teenage time bombs”, early warning signs and effective interventions. Building security experts, law enforcement officials and national hostage experts will help you separate fear from fact. Learn about school security, bomb threats, hostage situations, crisis planning and law enforcement. Learn how to create or update your school’s emergency response plans to ensure you are prepared for all possible scenarios. This course will help all school staff be better prepared should a school crisis ever occur.

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Course Length:
4.5 hrs

FL Leader 8bcd - School Management Tips for Principals
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The school day is constant go-go-go. Most principals arrive a couple hours before students and staff and stay at least that long at the end of the day to tackle the email, phone calls and paperwork. Finding time is a huge issue for principals as they manage their schools. In this course, principals will examine their priorities and explore some tips and strategies for staying focused on what's most important. You will examine strategies for managing time, staff and student schedules. You will also learn about maximizing the impact of fiscal resources on instructional priorities like RTI.

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